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EXCLUSIVE: Ramsay Snow Funko Pop Figure Coming in October

Jul 26, 2015

If you’ve ever wanted an effigy of a ruthlessly sadistic psychopath to proudly display on your living room book shelf, then you’re in luck! Fans of the one and only Ramsay Bolton...

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True Detective

True Detective: “Other Lives”

Jul 21, 2015

After last week’s explosive episode, True Detective finally felt like it had hit the ground running—particularly after having spent half the season on character development and veiled...

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Show Me A Hero

SHOW ME A HERO Miniseries Debuts in August

May 21, 2015

The HBO schedule is starting to take shape for the summer. People are always so impatient with thoughts of when something will start. As the information rolls in HBOWatch will get it to you. So,...

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New Movies

Movie Review: The Drop

Jul 24, 2015

Warning: This review contains some spoilers. Michaël R. Roskam’s 2014 film The Drop features talent that is familiar to HBO viewers: Dennis Lehane (writer: The Wire, Boardwalk Empire),...

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Latest HBO News

Adina Porter of TRUE BLOOD Becomes a Regular

Adina Porter of TRUE BLOOD Becomes a Regular

It is never too late. Adina Porter, who has been billed as special guest star on TRUE BLOOD since Season One has the privilege of becoming listed as a regular cast member of the show in its final season.  She plays, of course, Tara’s mother Lettie Mae Thornton who has always been fighting for her daughter’s welfare and struggling with her own. She appeared in only two episodes in Season Six including the gripping Season Finale Radioactive. In that episode she offered herself to Tara to nourish her in an attempt to make up for her neglect of Tara while she was growing up.  Adina Porter has also been seen on HBO as Kendra James in both...

Sarah Silverman Heads Pilot PEOPLE IN NEW JERSEY

Sarah Silverman Heads Pilot PEOPLE IN NEW JERSEY

PEOPLE IN NEW JERSEY hasn’t gotten a lot of talk around here but casting news for the pilot has been announced. The three leads cast are Sarah Silverman, Topher Grace and Patti Lupone. Those are pretty talented choices. Silverman seems popular with HBO right now and Lupone is a multi-talent and Grace can hold his own too.  The work is a half-hour comedy executive produced by Lorne Michaels and is presented  as a hilarious, poignant look at life today as seen through the prism of an adult brother and sister (Grace, Silverman) living in New Jersey. It seems brother Carl, a locksmith by trade, has a strong idea of how he thinks things...

Eastbound and Down Season 4, Episode 5

Eastbound and Down Season 4, Episode 5

So I’m reaching that point where I am curious as to where Kenny’s story is going, seeing there are only three episodes left until the ultimate end of Eastbound and Down I am wondering when the story will stop developing and start coming to a close. Episode five starts with Kenny reigning as the King of his Castle, hosting an extravagant pool party complete with security guards. Kenny is rich, we get that. He is literally throwing money around, buying all the luxuries he has been longing to buy for years. Good for him right? He’s earned it, he’s been through some shit and now he is a valued member of the Sports Sesh panel, with his...

Movie Review: Promised Land

Movie Review: Promised Land

There are some movies that could be considered empty, and some that are light. Empty movies don’t hold any substantial value. You’re bored the whole way through until the last fade out and the credits start scrolling because that’s the signal you can finally break away. If you want an easy example of an empty movie, take a blind stab in the romantic comedy genre. Light movies, though similar, have some very different aspects. They’re not empty, they’re just completely sterile. They leave you with a nice warm feeling inside rather than being bored, but it’s nothing substantial if anything ever comes of it....

HBO Films MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH Clips

HBO Films MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH Clips

Here at HBOWatch we have a number of programs on our “What to Watch” list. Uh, we do have such a list, right? One of them is the up and coming HBO Films presentation debuting 11.16 called MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH. As we have stated elsewhere it is a film of former heavyweight’s Mike Tyson’s one man Broadway show. It was directed by Spike Lee. What follows here are two video clips about the film. Check them out.  The first airs as an HBO Buzz clip on the channel to give you a bit of buzz about the film.       The second one now is a bit longer and it really pumps me up to want to see this show play out punch for...

HBO Comedy: “SARAH SILVERMAN: WE ARE MIRACLES” Debut

HBO Comedy: “SARAH SILVERMAN: WE ARE MIRACLES” Debut

Something different is on the way this November, in the form of a brand new comedy special from the Emmy-winning actress and comedian, Sarah Silverman. We Are Miracles debuts on November 23rd, and airs again regularly after that. For more info, here’s the official word from HBO: Dubbed “the most outrageously funny woman alive” by Rolling Stone, comedian and actress Sarah Silverman stars in her first HBO comedy special when SARAH SILVERMAN: WE ARE MIRACLES debuts SATURDAY, NOV. 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT).             Other HBO playdates: Nov. 25 (10:30 p.m., 3:55 a.m.) and 29 (11:00 p.m.), and Dec. 4 (11:00...

Andrew Rannells Returns to GIRLS

Andrew Rannells Returns to GIRLS

Back on 01.18.13 we reported that Andrew Rannells, Tony nominated for his lead role in Broadway’s Book of Mormon, stepped out of his role of Elijah in GIRLS. He had scheduling conflicts when he got a lead role in a California based sitcom called The New Normal. Now that that show only lasted one season Mr. R was free to return to Lena Dunham’s New York based set.  As fans remember Elijah is a gay ex-boyfriend of Hannah Horvath’s in Season Two. Andrew will appear in Season Three episodes premiering 01.12.14 and is contracted to become a series regular if the show goes into a Season Four.  So, expect Elijah to reenter Hannah’s...

Director Steve McQueen has HBO Drama Project

Director Steve McQueen has HBO Drama Project

Steve McQueen is a hot Hollywood director right now thanks to his Oscar-worthy 12 Years A Slave. He has now teamed up with producer Russell Simmons, who has a first-look deal with HBO, to bring a project to the pay channel. It is just in the preliminary stage and does not have a title, but does have a premise and a co-writer on board.   The untitled drama is described as an exploration of a young African-American man’s experience entering New York City, NY’s high society, with a past that may not be what it seems. Assisting McQueen in writing the work is scribe Michael Carnahan who recently wrote World War Z.  This project is expected...

HBO Fall Documentary: SEDUCED AND ABANDONED

HBO Fall Documentary: SEDUCED AND ABANDONED

Overview: “The movie business is the worst lover you’ve ever had in the sense that you are seduced and abandoned over and over again.” — Alec Baldwin  For ten days in May 2012, director James Toback and actor Alec Baldwin worked their way through the Cannes Film Festival in an attempt to secure financing for a proposed film project, a political-erotic Middle Eastern adventure inspired by Bernardo Bertolucci’s classic “Last Tango in Paris.” As they dashed around – hopeful against all odds –  Toback filmed the hilarious and revealing proceedings, from pitches to billionaires, studio moguls, producers and international...

New Series: LOOKING Air Date Confirmed

New Series: LOOKING Air Date Confirmed

Mark your calendars, HBO fans! Along with the much anticipated True Detective, a brand new HBO series is coming this Spring. Looking will premiere on Sunday, January 19th. Here’s the official word from HBO: LOOKING debuts SUNDAY, JAN. 19 (10:30-11:00 p.m.) on HBO. The series revolves around three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men. Created by Michael Lannan and executive produced by Andrew Haigh (“Weekend”) and Sarah Condon (“Bored to Death”), the show stars Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett. Special guest stars...

What We Know About…HBO Films: THE NORMAL HEART

What We Know About…HBO Films: THE NORMAL HEART

I have planned a few posts in the coming weeks to touch base with HBO productions that we have mentioned but seem to need a cohesive piece to tie all the facts together before they premiere. Before we get to a couple of series I single out Ryan Murphy’s upcoming HBO Films presentation THE NORMAL HEART.   Production Company:  Plan B Entertainment is an American company founded by Brad Pitt, Brad Grey and Jennifer Aniston. In 2006, Pitt became the sole owner. Recent productions have included World War Z and 12 Years a Slave.     Written By: Larry Kramer who wrote the Broadway play, The Normal Heart, from which this film is based...

Ann Coulter Joins Bill Maher This Week

Ann Coulter Joins Bill Maher This Week

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 11th season FRIDAY, NOV. 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:00 p.m., exclusively on HBO. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with in-studio and satellite guests. Commentator Ann Coulter is the top-of-show interview guest. Actor Rob Lowe is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are director Rob Reiner, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and Fla. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. As you may or may not know Bill Maher and Ann Coulter...

Entourage Movie (Finally) Re-Confirmed

Entourage Movie (Finally) Re-Confirmed

We’ve known that an Entourage movie was in the works at HBO for some time.  But recently there was a bit of controversy around the salaries of some of the actors returning for the film.  But what would an Entourage movie by if it didn’t have a bit of Hollywood BS surrounding it, eh?   After months of waiting and wondering we’ve finally gotten the official word from the show’s creator via Twitter: It's a go. love you all. pic.twitter.com/KcIPV5fqR8 — Doug Ellin (@mrdougellin) October 29, 2013 Badda bing badda boom. The Entourage Film is on the way! No word on a premiere date, whether it will air on HBO...

Boardwalk Empire Season 4: The Old Ship of Zion

Boardwalk Empire Season 4: The Old Ship of Zion

While this week’s episode omitted certain storylines and character arcs in an effort to narrow Boardwalk Empire‘s wide lens, the main focus was undoubtedly on Chalky. It’s great to finally see Michael Kenneth Williams get screentime worthy of his ability, a multifaceted ability which defines both the episode and the show itself. The Old Ship of Zion brings this season’s second act to a tense and chilling close, and in pure Boardwalk style, the board is set (for the most part) for an explosive final act. Although I will admit that Willie’s inclusion as a major plot point is quite a cliche given the Jimmy...

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